Entertaining guests doesn’t have to burn a hole through your wallet. After years of throwing parties, I’ve learned how to make hosting fun while keeping a low budget in mind.
Many people feel that throwing a Halloween party can get pricey. Who can blame them? If you envision a Halloween bash, you think of decorations, costumes and an abundant amount of snacks. Well, folks, today I’m going to show you how to throw an incredibly entertaining and “spooktacular” Halloween party while keeping all of your costs low.
Stream Eerie Music
We all know that music can make or break a party. Complete your Halloween get-together with some awesome sound effects and theme-appropriate songs by streaming them online. There are so many legal music resources on the Internet but iTunes, for example, has a huge variety of Halloween music that’s low in cost and ultra-creepy. Just hook up your computer to your sound system and you can play eerie tunes on a loop.
Dollar Store Decorations
You can still keep up with the Joneses with dollar-store decorations. You see, for décor it’s not how much you spend, but how creative you can get with them. Not to mention, there are hundreds of DIYs out there that are cheap to make but make a great Halloween statement.
Make Your Own Treats
I mean, we don’t say “trick or treat” for nothing, right? Parties are all about the snacks and desserts and this expectation is even more elevated during Halloween. Just like your décor, you should turn to making your snacks at home rather than opting for a catered buffet table or purchasing pounds and pounds of candy. For instance, my Oreo Mummy Treats are insanely easy to prepare and the ingredients don’t break the bank. There are so many more recipes you could whip up in order to keep your party within the Halloween theme and also, within budget!
Create a spooky ambiance by using light dimmers, candles, flashlights, black lights, etc. that you may already own. Think of light sources that you have in your home and use it to your party’s advantage. There are so many ways to make your place as Halloween-friendly as possible.
Do you plan on throwing a Halloween party this year? Where will you be cutting costs? Let me know all about your money-saving tips in the comments below!